Course: HON 190-1
Title: Seminar in Critical Reading/Writing
Professor: Kerri Quinn
Time: MW 1:50-3:05
Liberal Studies: Foundations
Prerequisites: Admission to the Honors Program
Proposed Texts: Varies
Class Format: Lecture, small group and large group discussion.
Evaluation Method: Students are evaluated on formal and informal
writing assignments, peer review participation, class presentations, class
participation, and participation in the Fall Honors symposium.
Course Description: Honors 190 is a reading- and writing-intensive
course designed to introduce you to a liberal studies education. An important
part of this course is your acquisition of specific skills: close reading,
analytical writing, cogent speaking, attentive listening, and critical
thinking. The readings for this class, as well as the tasks required of you,
have been carefully chosen and arranged in order to make possible your
attainment as well as enhancement of these skills, within a learning
environment that encourages your understanding and appreciation of key issues
that are at the heart of a liberal studies education. Your 190 instructors come
from a variety of departments. Your instructors will help you to define and
explore these key issues in a manner that reflects their unique training,
specialties, and perspectives.